Any info on Eliza Stith 1756-1818?

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Ok.  So my family tree dead ends with Elizabeth SMITH and her husband was from Dinwiddie County, VA and his named was Frederick Bonner 1758- 1830 in Ohio.  So among their children with NO Stith on the Bonner side are TWO children named Stith Bonner and David Stith Bonner.  My hypothesis: Elizabeth Smith never existed.  She was Elizabeth Stith.  Explains the dead end and explains the 2 appellations.  HELP oh Stith genealogists!
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Sarah, I removed the strings of question marks and exclamation marks, so that folks will be more likely to address your question seriously.

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Are there Stith records in this area that document the existence of a Stith Family?

Stith probate records that mention Elizabeth Bonner? Smith probate records that mention a Elizabeth Bonner?
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (391k points)
edited by George Fulton
Many. Been through them. They are incomplete but this is where there were many...
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I did some FamilySearch, well, searching, and came across an Elizabeth SMITH who seems to fit your description; and I actually think that SMITH is the correct surname. She was born 23 April 1756 in Virginia and died 23 July 1818 (my birthday!) in Ohio. She married her husband, Frederick BONNER (born 4 November 1758 in Dinwiddie; died 23 March 1830 in Ohio, son of Thomas BONNER and Mary HEATH) on 28 September 1779 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

Their children included David Smith BONNER (1780-1863) [married to Elizabeth REYNOLDS], Nancy BONNER (1782-1868) [married to Rev. John SALE], Elizabeth BONNER (1783-1873) [married to Dr John TAYLOR], Mary BONNER (1784-1804), Polly BONNER (1784-1800), Chappell Heath BONNER (1786-1873) [married to Anne PELHAM], Martha BONNER (1788-1848) [married to Samuel PELHAM], Stith BONNER (1790-1873) [married to Maria MERCER], and Frederick BONNER (1794-1880) [married to Elizabeth MERCER].

The reason I believe that Elizabeth's SMITH surname is correct is because in this family tree, her mother is named as Barbara SMITH and her siblings include Johanna SMITH (1744-1820) [married to Abednego HALE], Anne SMITH (1753-1795) [married to Daniel TRIGG], Elizabeth Bowker SMITH (1752-1815) [married to Stephen SMITH], Sarah SMITH (1757-????), Guy SMITH (1758-1830) [married to Cornelia DEE], Susannah SMITH (1767-1839) [married to John LEFTWICH], and Catherine SMITH (1771-1835) [married to Thomas CRUTCHER]

Not all of this information is verifiable, however, hopefully, this is helpful to you! Here is the link to Elizabeth's FamilySearch profile: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/LZ4L-T8G

As I said, not all of it is verifiable, however, plenty of the profiles DO have sources so hopefully, those are accurate.

Good luck!
by Amelia Utting G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
Thank you SO much, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
No problem! I'm happy to have helped :)
Actually, after looking into it more, there were HORDES of Stiths in Dinwiddie Vriginia at that time and I found an entry in a genealogical site about an old BIble that had the exact people I was asking about and the answer was...Drumroll- STITH.  I was correct- pretty awesome-!! Just fyi

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